Test: Chapter 15 (food And Agriculture)

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Demonstrate knowledge on food and agriculture topics from chapter 15.

  
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1.  The diets of people in developed countries tend to be higher in ________________ than diets of people in developing countries.
2.  Which of the following farm practices have been used by farmers only in recent years?
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3.  DDT is harmful to the environment because it
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4.  Irrigation water usually comes from
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5.  When a farmer uses no-till farming methods,
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6.  The upper layer of topsoil consisting of rock particles, water, air and organic matter is the ________________.
7.  Land where it is possible to grow crops is called
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8.  Soil that can support the growth of healthy plants is called ____________.
9.  Which of the following agricultural products requires the least amount of energy?
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10.  No-till farming helps to conserve soil fertility because
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11.  A(n) _________________ is a prolonged period during which no rain falls in a particular region.
12.  Earth's available arable land is being reduced by
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13.  Erosion is most likely when the soil is
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14.  All of the following factors can cause famines except
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15.  More energy, water and land are needed to produce a gram of ______________ than to produce a gram of food from plants.
16.  The accumulation of salts in the soil, which can be caused by irrigation and low rainfall, is called ____________________.
17.  The results of the green revolution were not entirely positive because
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18.  Genetic engineering of food crops
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19.  Products obtained from livestock  include
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20.  A true statement about nutritional requirements in humans is that
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21.  Goats, sheep, cattle and other _______________ are cud-chewing mammals with multi-chambered stomachs.
22.  Which of the following is a good way to reduce salinization?
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23.  The name for a widespread food shortage that results in many people not having enough food is called a(n) ________________.
24.  Pest populations that damage plants
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25.  One potential way to deal with the problem of seafood overharvesting is by intensifying ____________ efforts.
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26.  Which of the following actions contributes to soil erosion?
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27.  The health problem caused by not eating enough necessary nutirents is known as ________________.
28.  The amount of a crop produced per hectare (or acre) is called the ____________________.
29.  Farmland may become desertified if
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30.  Land on which crops can be grown is called ________________ land.
31.  Plowing with machines, irrigating with drip systems and _____________ are all modern agricultural methods.
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